The main energy consumers in sewer networks are the sewage pumps. Therefore, to minimize the energy consumption, it is essential that these pumps operate under satisfactory conditions. Knowledge about the efficiency of the pumps and their operating conditions can help the pump station management to operate the system optimal. In the search for innovative solutions that can help the sewer management with this information, we propose a method that provides information on the pump flows, the inflow to a sewage pit, and an online estimate of the efficiency of the pump. All these information are obtained without a flow sensor. We argued that the calculated flow values can be used by the sewer management to optimize the operation on the sewer pumps, and the efficiency estimate can be used for optimal scheduling of maintain procedures. The flow and the efficiency estimations are exemplified on a pumping station of the sewer network in Herning, Denmark.
Research Article|June 01 2010
Supervision of Pumps and their Operating Conditions in Sewage Pumping Stations
Carsten Skovmose Kallesøe
Water Practice and Technology (2010) 5 (2): wpt2010040.
Carsten Skovmose Kallesøe, Mick Eriksen; Supervision of Pumps and their Operating Conditions in Sewage Pumping Stations. Water Practice and Technology 1 June 2010; 5 (2): wpt2010040. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wpt.2010.040
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